Dave’s Faves for the Menzies Fine Art Auction 25 June 2015

The Menzies winter auction presents 202 lots, including a good number of international greats: Warhol, Picasso, Miro, Hockney, Moore, Chagall, Leger, Chadwick.

And no, not all are in the stratosphere price-wise. How about these lithographs by the masters? Lot 97, a very typical Miro, is estimated at $6,000 to $8,000, while lot 101, the Henry Moore, comes with estimates of $2,500-$4,500…

David has remained patriotic though and chosen (mostly) Australian artists for his Dave’s Faves:

Sali Herman Cat

Lot 106 – Sali Herman, Cat, est. $3,000-$5,000. Purrrrfect

Lot 1 – Jeffrey Smart, Motifs in London, est. $18,000-$24,000. The Smart Set

Lot 6 – Adrian Feint, Flowers, est. $10,000-$15,000. One to make you swoon

Lot 16 – Arthur Streeton, Battersea Bridge and Thames Tide, est. $25,000-$35,000. Barge in and buy

Lot 20 – Charles Blackman, Children Playing, est. $22,000-$32,000. We can fly

Lot 32 – Lynn Chadwick, Maquette II Jubilee III 1984, est. $130,000-$160,000. Brian and Gene (sorry, in joke).


Lot 35 – Fred Williams, Yellow Gorse, Yan Yean, est. $220,000-$280,000. Gorgeous Gorse

Lot 48 – Elioth Gruner, Along the Sands, est. $45,000-$55,000. This beach is a buy

Lot 58 – Deborah Paauwe, Prom Night, est. $2,000-$3,000. Power of Paauwe

Lot 71 – Rick Amor, Ray and Boorree in a Waterhole on the Coopers, est. $5,000-$8,000. Early Rick for nix

Lot 78 – Sam Fullbrook, Nude with Cake, est. $2,000-$2,600. Have your cake and it it too

Lot 84 – James Shaw, Homestead, est. $3,500-$4,500. Location, Location, Location

Lot 91 – Elioth Gruner, The Red Barn, est. $6,000-$9,000. The Grass is Gruner

Lot 106 – Sali Herman, Cat, est. $3,000-$5,000. Purrrrrfect

Lot 129 – Pro Hart, Mining Study, est. $6,000-$9,000. Be Mine?

Lot 154 – Brian Dunlop, Eumeralla, the Magic Shore, est. $2,800-$3,600. I could do with a holiday

Lot 195 – Max Dupain, Brave New World, est. $1,000-$2,000. Xray ManRay YouPay

To see images and information on all 202 lots online, visit the Menzies website. (Menzies have recently updated their website, so explore and discover…)

You can view personally at the following previews in New South Wales and Victoria:

In Sydney from 10 to 14 June at 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington

In Melbourne from 18 to 24 June at Stonington Mansion, 336 Glenferrie Road, Malvern


The auction is held on Thursday, 25 June 2015, starting at 6.30 pm, at the Menzies premises at 1 Darling Street, South Yarra.

For the “full picture”, contact us before you buy for independent advice and due diligence reports on any lots.

We’ll be in Melbourne for the auction and can assist you also with bidding and all after-purchase works.

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Hi, my name is Brigitte Banziger and I am an art consultant and manager at Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants, Australia's art valuation and art advice experts. We specialise in art valuations for insurance purposes, for family division, deceased estates, superannuation funds and market values, and advise clients regarding purchase and sales of art (art brokerage). Our services are sought by private clients, companies, public galleries and councils alike. Our aim is to provide professional service with friendly, approachable manner.

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